Watering Bermuda Daily And It Is Dying

Q: We sodded with Bermuda two years ago and have been watering regularly early in the morning for 10 – 15 minutes several times per week. We have a lawn service applying weed killer and fertilizer but the sod is dying. We really are at our wit’s end and simply do not know what to do next. 

A: This is simple: You have been watering way too much. Bermuda grass hates soggy soil. Your goal should be watering deeply once a week. Soil should be dry before the next irrigation. I can’t predict what will happen now. Your lawn may be too far gone to save it. Turn off your sprinkler, do not fertilize, and let’s see what it looks like in May next year.

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